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BLuLQQker

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Hello,
After cleaning up an old PC, on which I removed lots of personal programs
so I could give the PC to a friend, I still have startup files listed under
the msconfig startup tab. Is their anyway I can remove these?
Do I need to clean up the registry also?
Any Ideas. I didn't want to spend alot,
THANKS!
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If you have an install CD for the operating system and you really want to make sure all your personal files and programs are gone, then format your hard drive and do a clean install of the O/S. No matter what you do, not all files are found.

If not the above . Did you have any programs that did not fully un-install because a file was in use? Try doing these un-installs in Safe mode. Then download RegCleaner or RegSeeker and run it several times to clean the Registry. Just make sure the little box is ticked that says "Make backup copies before deletion" or however it is worded.

There shouldn't be too many unnecessary startup apps left if you have un-installed all the programs that were not part of the O/S. If you recognize some, uncheck the box, reboot and then do a hard drive search using programs name to see if it brings up any remnants. You can delete these and then use the Registry cleaner program. Recheck again to make sure HD is clean of any found.

Best is to format and re-install O/S.

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I'm going to do it the lazy way.
Do you think CCleaner will work.
I believe it is free?
Many Thanks...
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it will help.
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Well the PC is cleaned up pretty good, runs nice and smooth,
However My msconfig start up contains all the old stuff I
uninstalled...
Is there anything else I can use to get rid of them?
Happy to be here,
Thanks all...
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don't worry about the msconfig. all you can do is recheck it all. reboot the system. clean the reg again and that should clean it up.
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Whoa.............that was easy!
and much appreciated...
Muchas Gracias.
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